UPDATE (2/23/18): HB205 will be heard in the Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee on MONDAY Feb 26th at 4 PM in Room 250 at the State Capitol building! Please write/call committee members in SUPPORT of HB205 and urge them to vote YES! Please plan to attend the committee meeting. We need to fill the room with supporters!
A Down Syndrome diagnosis shouldn’t be a death sentence. Selective abortion, for any reason, is the very definition of eugenics. History warns us that this is a very dangerous road to take. Recent news out of Iceland and Denmark regarding the eradication of Down Syndrome, or rather the eradication of people with Down Syndrome via abortion should give all of us nightmares. Early prenatal testing via a maternal blood draw has opened up the way to let us prepare for these babies, or eradicate an entire subset of our population. Presently, Down Syndrome is the main target of this “compassionate eugenics” movement, but it If we do not stand up against this thinking, it will be just the beginning. After Down Syndrome, what group will come next? Utah needs to draw a defining line in the sand and declare loudly to the world, “We will not go there!”